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SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Professional Association’s nationwide, interactive advocacy program that provides surgeons with the tools to strengthen the College's impact in Congress and around the country. The Health Policy Advisory Council is chaired by Charles Mabry, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Pine Bluff, AR, and is operated by the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy in Washington DC.

The online resources at allow surgeons to engage and build valuable relationships with lawmakers, advance pro-surgery policy and legislation, and help foster champions for surgery on Capitol Hill. SurgeonsVoice provides you with the tools you need to become a surgeon advocate today.

Through SurgeonsVoice you can

Take advantage of the online tools at You can take action on key issues, learn about the legislators in your state become a key contact, share your story, and learn everything you need to know to be a surgeon advocate.

Become a Councilor. There is one Councilor from every chapter who is responsible for fostering an extensive grassroots advocacy network throughout their chapter. Councilors are advocacy experts who promote grassroots and political advocacy among their peers and communicate feedback from surgeons on the ground in their chapters on legislative and regulatory policy and implementation back to the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy. Learn more and become an advocacy leader today.

Join the DOCS program. Surgeons who participate in the District Office Contacts by Surgeons (DOCS) program will routinely meet with their Representative and Senators in their state district offices during House and Senate recesses (“in-district work periods”) and advocate on issues critical to surgery. These meetings will foster lasting relationships between participating surgeons and members of Congress, and will serve to develop the surgeons into knowledgeable and trusted resources on health care policy for their elected officials.

Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS

“My participation with the PAC Board…has given me the chance through the College’s Division of Advocacy and Health Policy to be engaged.” ~ Amalia L. Cochran, MD, FACS